VW: Second Life
Location: Ottawa, ON
By Tatiana Dokuchic, 2019-12-12
It's no secret that one of my greatest pleasures in Second Life is creating and out of all the ways you can create graphic design is really what I love the most. I'm seldom happier than when I'm researching and putting together something as simple as labels for virtual jars of jam or honey.
I have spent many happy hours "down the rabbit hole" searching for inspiration as my ever-expanding Pinterest sections, such as Graphic Design-Labels , can attest. I'm also inspired by my creative Second Life friends who share the same passion and produce their own mini-masterpieces on a regular basis.
It took me a number of weeks to come up with the labels pictured above, much of that time spent drooling over Redouté engravings and other examples of ephemera. If I'm not careful I find that pixel editing can become a bit of an obsession.
I'm also delighted when Second Life intersects Real Life in an almost whimsical fashion. Some weeks after creating my own label for the Queen's Hamlet honey the Chateau of Versailles released the following Miel de Trianon on their Facebook page.
"The honey of Trianon, available for the first time on the online shop of the Palace of Versailles! Produced by the beehives of the Queen’s Vegetable Garden as part of an ecological approach. With delicate flavours of lime, summer flowers and chestnut."
By Tatiana Dokuchic, 2017-04-14
Easter has given me an excuse to enjoy some "illumination" which I'm delighted to share with you.
These pages are from a 17th century Antiphonary created by the "ateliers de l'htel des Invalides", Paris.
Think of soothing Gregorian chants while you look at them; relax &immerse yourself inthe marvelous details.
Happy Easter ~ Happy Spring
See my original post at Tatiana's Tea Room: enChanted Easter Notes .
By Tatiana Dokuchic, 2016-11-11
By Tatiana Dokuchic, 2015-11-03
I first glimpsed her in a photo of the hallway of the Princess Margaret Oakville Showhome 2015 . I thought she was stunning. Imagine having a home where she is one of the first things you see coming through the door.
Unlikely to happen for me in real life but more than feasible in Second Life!
By Tatiana Dokuchic, 2013-07-13
It's no secret that I love this dress.I've blogged aboutit in Fabulous Fashion and I've wornthe virtual versionin Second Life, so you can imagine my delight to find this paper version looking out at me from the pages of Victoria Magazine .
The artist behind this stunning piece of ephemera is Isabelle de Borchgrave and she didn't stop at the Pompadour but continues to create whole collections of couture inspired by famous paintings, grand couturiers and museum costumes.
Read more at French Ephemera: Prt Papier
By Tatiana Dokuchic, 2010-09-30
Redout became an official court artist and the personal art teacher of Marie Antoinette, painting the gardens of Le Petit Trianon. In 1798, Empress Josephine became his patron and the gardens of her beloved Malmaison one of his subjects.